BG officer graduates from Basic Peace Officer Class

COLUMBUS — A Bowling Green Police Division officer was among the 42 officers to graduate from the 147th Basic Peace Officer Class on Friday

Vincent Caraccio received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy.

The 42 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 20 Ohio agencies.

The 21-week basic course began in August. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing and electronic speed measuring devices.